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[kuh n-tent-muh nt] /kənˈtɛnt mənt/
the state of being contented; satisfaction; ease of mind.
Archaic. the act of making contentedly satisfied.
Origin of contentment
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English contentement < Middle French. See content2, -ment
Related forms
overcontentment, noun
precontentment, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • On his features played always a smile of contentment and innocence.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • contentment came into the minds of all in Asgard when they thought upon this place.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • Health is the greatest of gifts, contentment the best of riches.

  • Vulgarity is contentment with what is common, and to be had on easy terms.

    Practical Ethics William DeWitt Hyde
  • They have no end to serve, except the improvement of the country and the contentment of its people.

    My African Journey Winston Churchill
Word Origin and History for contentment

mid-15c., from Old French contentment, from contenter (see content (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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